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'We are concerned about the planet' - eco-balloons released at care home memorial

PUBLISHED: 11:03 23 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:03 23 May 2019

Biodegradeable balloons were released at the annual memorial held at Oulton Park Care Centre. Picture: Oulton Park Care Centre

Biodegradeable balloons were released at the annual memorial held at Oulton Park Care Centre. Picture: Oulton Park Care Centre

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Biodegradeable balloons were released to remember lost loved ones as a care home held its annual memorial.

Residents and their families gathered at Oulton Park Care Centre alongside staff and relatives of past residents for a special service in the care home's gardens.

It was led by Lorraine Sartain from Whispering Words of Wisdom, a company which provides emotional support and guidance across the local area for those who need it.

The eco-friendly balloons were subsequently released, before guests enjoyed a buffet and refreshments.

Activities coordinator Andrea Pullinger said: "We are concerned here at Oulton about the planet, and all balloons, string and tags were biodegradable."

Agnes Flynn, the home's new general manager, added: "I was so pleased to meet the families and was happy to be part of this event. I hope to see everyone again next year."

If your family would like to attend next year's event, contact Oulton Park Care Centre and leave your contact details.

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